Episode 13! Cats! With Jess Collins

Egyptians really loved cats! Like, they would literally kill you over them!

Medieval Europeans, uh…often felt differently.

In an effort to bring some levity after a string of more “serious” episodes, John decided to investigate the history of the role cats have played in religion. Surely that would be an adorable story! Things got dark quick. Jess Collins (who really likes the movie “Kedi“) makes her second appearance to hear all the delightful cat stories.

SOURCE LINKS:

Tao Tao Holmes – “Ritualistic Cat Torture Was Once a Form of Town Fun” 

Joshua L. Mark – “Cats in the Middle Ages”

Irina Metzler – “Why Cats were hated in Medieval Europe”

#3.3 – Leaving God with John Follis Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

John Follis is the director of the documentary film Leaving God, but he is probably not as well known as his most famous creation – the legendary Marble Collegiate Church ad campaign. If you were ever on a subway in New York City in the first decade of the 2000s, there is almost no chance you are not familiar with his work. But he created that campaign while in the midst of his own tumultuous spiritual journey, one that would ultimately lead him away from religion and God entirely and toward a new project – looking at the rise of the so-called Nones (those who identify as having no religious affiliation) and the hidden struggle of those, like him, who have awoken to atheism, including former pastors and ministers. Leaving God addresses all of the above, and here Follis speaks to John about his life in and out of religion, that legendary ad campaign, and what compelled him to make a documentary. You can watch John's film here: https://vimeo.com/208442766
  1. #3.3 – Leaving God with John Follis
  2. #3.2 – The Internet and the Cult of Free Speech – with Fredrick Brennan
  3. #3.1 – The Truth Is Out There – with "Strange Arrivals" host Toby Ball
  4. The Matrix Resurrections – KeanuClub #83 – January 2022
  5. #2.35 – John Masefield and The Box of Delights – Featuring Philip W. Errington and Piers Torday

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